Before sustainable consumption, we need sustainable production. To have sustainable production we need sustainable design. Based on the belief that designers have a responsibility to build a more sustainable society through their work, the o2 global network for sustainable design exists to facilitate this goal. In its 12 years in existence the network has grown to include 1200 members in 70 countries.
Next Tuesday, February 6, 2007, the o2NYC chapter provides the opportunity for graphic designers to gain the skills needed to convince clients to adopt a sustainable communication strategy. The workshop, which will take place from 7:00 – 9pm at Rolling Press in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is specifically designed to teach designers how to navigate the sustainable printing process from start to finish. Learn how to set up files, trouble shoot, make green paper and material selections. In addition, Eugene Lee, an art book designer and president of Rolling Press will lead a discussion focusing on print case studies, as well as giving us a tour of his press facilities.Rolling Press is an environmentally-friendly boutique print house that focuses on high-quality print projects with small production runs. Since 1998, Rolling Press has sought to balance the fine craftsmanship of offset lithography and the rapidly changing digital frontier of the graphic arts. The result? A group of experts with a genuine passion for printed arts who aspire to make ink shine happily on paper - one sheet at a time.
If you're already a knowledgeable green graphic designer, o2NYC invites you to come share your expertise in an open question-and-answer session to follow the discussion. Space is limited so if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rebecca: b @ o2nyc . org :: o2NYC :: Rolling Press
*Celine Ruben-Salama the author of this post is a Charter Member of o2NYC